SO! General Meeting
May 9, 2023 Agenda:
5:50-6:20 PM: Social half hour with refreshments.
6:20-7:40 PM: Meeting and presentation.
Presentation title: Archaeology 2023: Indiana Jones Need Not Apply.
Speaker: Hunter and Lorraine McCleary
Presentation summary: Archaeology has been transformed over the past 50 years. Yes, by technology, but even more by attitudes towards indigenous tribes and the growing acceptance that they are partners in understanding our past and present. The San Juan Basin Archaeology Society fosters understanding among its members and the public through a monthly speakers program at FLC; regular field trips and support of FLC archaeology students through paid internships.
Speaker bio: Hunter McCleary is past VP of San Juan Basin Archaeology Society and its current newsletter editor. He has been a docent at Chimney Rock National Monument. He and Lorraine are also site stewards for several Ancestral Puebloan sites at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and in Durango. He is a member of Daybreak Rotary and a co-instigator of their bike rack program for Durango.
Lorraine McCleary is Trip Coordinator for San Juan Basin Archaeological Society; SO! member and hike leader; and is a regular volunteer at the Durango Food Bank.